Brookside School 2018-2019

November Lighthouse Log

We are Thankful for our Brookside Family!

The season for giving and sharing is in full swing at Brookside. It is important to us that we celebrate each day and honor every tradition that represents our diverse community. Our goal is to celebrate the joy of the season and explore themes that are common to all cultures, the importance of family, working for a better life, friendship, use of music to express emotions and celebrate, and importance of contributing to a community.

November brought us a dancer from Ghana, lessons about Science from a young UCLA Scientist, many expressions of gratitude, and a few turkey hats. We also provided 29 turkeys, a dozen bags full of fixings, and 10 full Thanksgiving meals. These donations were made possible from the efforts of our parents and staff.

As we approach winter and become further engulfed in the holidays, I want to wish you a happy start to the season, and assure you that we value and respect all traditions, including the choice to not celebrate. In highlighting common themes we will also provide alternative activities and make our best efforts to meet needs of our diverse community. In everything we do the goal is to teach and learn. We invite you to also participate in teaching your children about your cultural traditions and broaden their understanding by exploring new ones! Together we can make this the season to celebrate our rich diversity.

Upcoming Events! Remember to check our website calendar often!


12/3-12/7 Holiday Shop

12/3-12/14 Hour of Code/Computer Science week

12/6 Early Dismissal

12/11 Winter Concert Grades 3 - 5

12/13 Early Dismissal & Conference Night

12/19 Staff Appreciation Luncheon

12/21 Winter Sing Along

Happy Holidays!

We wish all of our families a Happy Holiday Season!

December 2nd-10th, 2018 Hanukkah

December 14th Pajama Day (Bring $1 to support kids with cancer)

December 21st Winter Solstice

December 25th Christmas

December 26th Kwanzaa begins

January 6th Three Kings Day

January 7th Orthodox Christmas

January 14th Orthodox New Year